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RPG Crowdfunding News – Legendary Adventures, Inferno, Trinity Continuum, and more

This week, I look at RPG crowdfunding projects and quickstarters that end between April 8th and 29th. These projects include some epic 5e offerings, options for Call of Cthulhu, Storypath, Powered by the Apocalypse, and more. In addition, I write about a few RPG adjacent projects at the end.

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Legendary Adventures: Epic D&D 5E from Legendary Games
  • END DATE: Thu, April 22 2021 4:59 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $30 + $5 US S/H for the PDF and hardcover of the book
  • DISCLAIMER: Mike Myler writes for EN World, however, this is not an EN Publishing project
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? This 128-page book lets you take your 5e campaign to 30th level. From the guiding hand behind so much of EN Publishing’s 5e content comes a look at the epic levels and how to reach them with smooth additions to your characters. Expect epic rules, 18 epic feats, 10 epic hazards (antimagic clouds, wild magic zones, planar bleeds, and more), and over 50 high CR monsters. If you’re going for godhood in 5e this book offers options to get there.

Inferno - Dante's Guide to Hell for 5e from Acheron Books
  • END DATE: Fri, April 9 2021 5:59 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: €125 + €15 US S/H for the PDF and hardcovers of two of the books, the hardcover of their artbook, a physical map pack, GM’s screen, and more
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? Inferno claims the title of the first Dantesque campaign setting for 5e. This Italian company studied Dante’s original epic poem and translated every monster, phenomenon, and bit of adventure into 5e situations and rules. In the process, they’ve crafted three books: Inferno - Dante's Guide to Hell, the player’s handbook, Inferno - Virgilio's Untold Tales, the GM guide and monster manual, and Divina Commedia - Inferno, their artbook. If you’re looking for a well-structured journey to Hell, this campaign page shares more details of what they’re creating.

Trinity Continuum: Adventure! Tabletop Roleplaying Game from Onyx Path Publishing
  • END DATE: Thu, April 22 2021 2:00 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Storypath System
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sourcebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $55 + S/H for the PDF, POD, and print versions of the book
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? This book is the latest edition of the pulp action RPG, Adventure! As a sourcebook for the Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook, this setting offers up the 1930s as your playground to duke it out with daredevils, mesmerists, stalwarts, and more. Coming in at over 250 pages, this is a must for fans of the Trinity Continuum fans, pulp action fans, and Storypath fans.

Fly Softly from Serpent Cyborg Games
  • END DATE: Thu, April 22 2021 12:49 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): An original system inspired by Powered by the Apocalypse and Blades in the Dark
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $20 for the PDF of the game
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? This 47-page solarpunk RPG deals with a variety of unique ideas. A group spliced human and butterfly genetics creating Sym-Monarchs, supernaturally sensitive beings. In a future of domed cities where the rich escape the toxic environment of the outside world, the Sym-Monarchs make their annual journey from the Appalachians of West Virginia to the forests of Michoacán, Mexico. Using a Playbook/Move system inspired by Powered by the Apocalypse and Blades in the Dark, this journey has players encounter ghosts, mutants, and more as they survive and thrive throughout this world.

Fatum, Dark Myths character creator deck from Fatum
  • END DATE: Wed, April 14 2021 12:51 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): System neutral
  • PROJECT TYPE: RPG accessory
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: €95 + S/H for the Fatum: DARK MYTHS deck, organizer box, character deck, five expansions, a foil card, die, coin, and notebook
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? This card system lets you create PCs and NPCs including their back stories using French-tarot size cards (61mm by 112mm). You’ll draw from up to six decks to get the character’s background, bonds, events, locations, and more. If creating your characters using a Tarot-like method sounds interesting, this project page has more details.

Terror of Octobernomicon from Golden Goblin Press
  • END DATE: Mon, April 19 2021 12:00 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Call of Cthulhu Role Playing Game
  • PROJECT TYPE: Adventure module
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $40 + $10 US S/H for the PDF and print versions of the book
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? This book offers six scenarios, each featuring an original monster taken from Octobernomicon. Four of the adventures are set in the 1920s, one is for Cthulhu Invictus™, and the last is built for the Down Darker Trails® setting. If you need more CoC adventures, this may speak to you.

Protocol Squared: Home from Postworldgames
  • END DATE: Thu, April 8 2021 3:00 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Protocol system
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $22 + $9 US S/H for the PDF and softcover of the book
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? This GM-less product is, more or less, the second edition of Home, Protocol Game Series 1. The game centers around soldiers in a fantasy setting returning home after losing a significant battle. This project includes rules, advice, and quick start characters and a setting to get right into play.

POSSIBLE WORLDS: An RPG Subscription Box from Possible Worlds Games
  • END DATE: Thu, April 22 2021 11:00 AM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): Six original systems
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebooks
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $50 + S/H for the six PDFs and six-game boxed set
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? This project offers up to six micro-RPGs, each with an original ~25-page RPG PDF sent monthly. If you opt for the physical box, you’ll get the monthly PDF games and, at the end, a boxed set with all of the games as pocket-sized, wire-bound books. Each book is a unique RPG with names like: DATING.SIM, Grandpa’s Farm, Hounds, Scene Thieves, Single Unique Power (SUP), and Wishless. Check out the campaign page for details on each game.
DarkEnergy Tabletop RPG from Entanglement Interactive LLC
  • END DATE: Wed, April 14 2021 10:56 PM EDT.
  • SYSTEM(S): A variant of Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PROJECT TYPE: Core rulebook
  • MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $25 for the PDF of the book
  • WHY SPOTLIGHT THIS CAMPAIGN? This 327-page brings N.J. Colesar’s DarkEnergy book series to tabletop. This setting considers a version of the modern world as magic and monsters suddenly portal in creating an apocalypse no one could have predicted. In this world, you’ll play a hero or a villain navigating the chaos using 5e variant rules and supported by several novels worth of source material. This has all of the elements to be an excellent RPG if you’re looking for a unique option in 5e.

LOCATION BASED GAMER CAMPAIGNS
  • The Game State: Leveling up in Downtown Spencer campaign (ends Thu, April 29 2021 1:30 PM EDT) intends to purchase and revitalize a storefront in Spencer, Iowa to create a game store. If you’re a gamer in the Spencer area, this is worth keeping an eye on if you’re looking for a new gaming location.
  • The Valhalla in the Fall 2021 campaign (ends Thu, April 15 2021 12:00 AM EDT) promises an intimate gathering of wargamers at a large cabin in Heber Canyon, Utah. This event runs from October 17th to October 22nd, 2021. Since the pandemic is still going, I can’t make any recommendations about gatherings or travel, but this is an interesting event all the same and worth checking out the campaign page to see what luxury gaming options there are.
AUTHORS & GAMERS CAMPAIGNS
  • Kate Bullock (Magpie Games and IGDN, among many other credits), Camdon Wright (Unicorn Motorcycle Games, IGDN, and Gnome Stew), and Carmin Vance (a variety of OSR zines and modules) bring you Tales of Voracious (NSFW. Ends Wed, April 14 2021 10:00 AM EDT), a fiction anthology. This book features at least 21 stories of monster encounters, not fights but the NSFW kind of encounters. If you’re a fan of Kate or Camdon’s games, this project offers another side of their talents.
  • Richard A. Knaak (Dragonlance: Legend of Huma and Kaz the Minotaur) has a new campaign, LEGENDS OF THE DRAGONREALM --- MORGIS THE DRAGON MAN PRINT (ends on Sat, April 24 2021 10:12 PM EDT). In preparation for his next Legends of the Dragonrealm book, Dragon Man, the author is offering an 11"x17" print of the cover by Patrick Pullen. For those that don’t know, Richard recently survived a heart attack, but he’s not letting that slow down his career as he continues to create Dragonrealm fiction and more. DISCLAIMER: I did some edits on this project's Kickstarter campaign page.
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Egg Embry

Egg Embry






Dungeonosophy

Adventurer
"A group spliced human and butterfly genetics creating Sym-Monarchs, supernaturally sensitive beings. In a future of domed cities where the rich escape the toxic environment of the outside world, the Sym-Monarchs make their annual journey from the Appalachians of West Virginia to the forests of Michoacán, Mexico."

One of the most unique overviews I've ever seen. I'm from West Virginia. I see the author is from Columbus, Ohio. I wonder why they chose W.Va. - is there a large monarch butterfly population there? Pretty interesting. Best wishes on the Kickstarter!
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Also, the Italian team for Dante's Inferno look to be doing a top-notch job.
 

Mike Myler

www.epic5e.com/ <-- New Project!
Top billing again! I am honored sir, absolutely honored!
Also flustered and rapidly writing character motivations and such for the pregenerated PCs in the stretch goal adventure I worry might get unlocked before the weekend aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !
 





SAVeira

Explorer
The shipping cost to Canada for Trinity Continuum is insane. I can purchase the PDF from DriveThruRPG and traditional printed hardcover from one of my online gaming stores for half price, what it would cost on the Kickstarter.

Yes, I know I could get POD, but the math is bad on that as well. POD is not a saving. I have the other books from gaming stores cheaper then POD offerings. Also I want a traditional printed hardcover, not POD version.
 


Eyes of Nine

Everything's Fine
The shipping cost to Canada for Trinity Continuum is insane. I can purchase the PDF from DriveThruRPG and traditional printed hardcover from one of my online gaming stores for half price, what it would cost on the Kickstarter.

Yes, I know I could get POD, but the math is bad on that as well. POD is not a saving. I have the other books from gaming stores cheaper then POD offerings. Also I want a traditional printed hardcover, not POD version.
Feels like international shipping costs have exploded across the board in last year or so. Not blaming my Postmaster General, but yeah, I'm blaming my postmaster general (USA's that is).
 

malcolm_n

Adventurer
How is Legendary Games' 5E stuff? Will it be a fairly well-balanced expansion from level 21-30?
I was a participant in the playtest, and I very much enjoyed it as a 26th-level barbarian who could crit for 5 dice and survive repeated hits from multiple giants who had legendary actions. :) Which isn't to say I wasn't still threatened, because they did bring me close to the brink before my party was able to overcome them. I just took the beating and dealt it right back.
 

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